Team Fortress 2.
I bought the orange box, played Half Life 2 and it’s subsequent chapters and was happy. Then I had to put it away for finals weeks at uni. After that I had some time to actually play Portal. I became a total fan-boy for the game and still download and create custom maps and color mods. Between these two games I didn’t really play much else on the PC as I was usually pressed for time so gaming hours were allocated between those two and flash games. I had Team Fortress 2 but the first time I played it, I thought it was too frantic so I didn’t really jump on board with it.
Man was I a stupid doo doo head.
A buddy of mine picked it up recently while they had a stand alone version for around $10 and that led to our circle of friends all jumping on board. We’ve been burning the image in our eyes with how much we’ve been playing and it’s a great time. Seriously, if you haven’t played it yet go jump on board. Read about it, find a demo, just get online.
As of now I’m working on getting a dedicated server up. I’ve had a lot of luck using the Half Life dedicated servers under windows so I’m confident vista will cooperate and I’ll be able to post server info up for you blog readers.
Take home point from all this: Sorry I haven’t put up anything recent/worthwhile in a few days. I’m gaming.